by Kayode Crown
Charles Williams became City of Jackson's public works director last month after three years as the city engineer and 19 years working in the department. He inherited a huge infrastructure deficit, low staff numbers with non-competitive remuneration, an equipment deficit and high response times to the citizens' numerous demands for attention.
by Dustin Cardon
Spring inches ever closer, and to coincide with the season of renewal, let's review a list of recently opened businesses that have breathed new life into some older buildings and spaces in the Jackson metro.
by Dustin Cardon and Nick Judin
With every issue of BOOM Jackson, we like to reflect on the progress and developments that have occurred over the last quarter. From renovations to flooding, these last three months have seen a lot.
by Nick Judin
No torrential rains accompanied the Jackson flood of 2020, no howling winds or crackling thunder. In between the soccer field and the Mississippi Basketball and Athletics building on Westbrook Road, the day was nearly serene, crisp and sunny. The road's descent into floodwaters from the overflowing Pearl River was calm, but absolute. A webwork of waterways lay beyond, inundating homes, parks and community buildings.
by Seyma Bayram
The years-long saga of a troubled contract with Siemens Inc. and subcontractors for new water meters for Jackson seemed to come to an end on Feb. 19 when Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced that the City of Jackson had reached a $89.8-million settlement with the multinational corporation.
by Amber Helsel
In the last few weeks, fried chicken sandwiches, and especially spicy ones, have gone viral on social media. We here at the Jackson Free Press like to spend and eat local, so here are some delicious, non-cookie-cutter fried chicken sandwiches you should sample.
by Amber Helsel
The Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association, of which Mike Cashion is the executive director, seeks to help the restaurant industry in the state through avenues such as lobbying and training. Restaurants including Majestic Kitchen and BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar are members of the association. MHRA started the Everyone’s Welcome Here campaign after HB 1523. Photo courtesy Imani Khayyam
Restaurants all over the Jackson metro area cater to many locals' needs, whether it be coming in for lunch or catering for a large banquet.
They give us their services, but who helps the restaurants? For many in the area and all over the state, the answer is the Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association.
This year, the organization celebrates 62 years. It's the only trade association in the state that exists solely to help the state's hospitality and restaurant industry succeed.
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